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Saturday, August 30, 2008

McCain is out of His Mind...Sarah Palin and the Future of this Country....
Posted by Melina | 12:22 PM

Unqualified, wingnut, crazy, scary....these are just some of the words that come to mind when looking at the life and time of Sarah Palin.

Ah, Sarah Palin, runner up to the Ms. Alaska crown, outspoken opponent of a woman's right to choose, enemy of the Polar Bear, and great leveler of the field in the area of youth, gender, experience and the naming of children, will be side by side with pinky mouse McCain on the republican stump starting immediately.

Is this a joke? Trailing her cadre of children, including the infant dangling oddly from the arms of an older daughter, this oddball is being paraded around the bubble where the Bushies live, while the rest of America is shaking their heads at the similarities to the Harriet Miers debacle. Isn't anyone advising the McCain campaign?...what an embarrassment!

Sarah Palin is advertising herself as a mother, but if the naming of children is any indication of one's ability to reason and govern, then the republicans are in trouble. How she chose her kid's names is anyone's guess (and it has been mentioned that on those occasions that she admits that she tried pot , which I should add is legal in Alaska, she may have thought up those names!)

So, we've got Track and Willow, Piper, and Trig(Paxson Van Palin,) but worst of all is poor Bristol, who is known as Brillo....Track will be called up to duty in Iraq soon, Trig may be the love child of Brillo...who can keep them straight? Trig, with Downs Syndrome is more likely the 44 year old wanna-be Commander-in-Chief's, child, though she remained pretty scary thin throughout the pregnancy; shes strongly anti-choice yet kept this a secret from even her closest co-workers for 7 months, knowing that the child would have Downs Syndrome. US Conservatives at About.com had this:

The Palin family released this statement the morning after Trig Paxson's birth:

“Trig is beautiful and already adored by us. We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives. We have faith that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better place. We are truly blessed.”

Three days later, Gov. Palin was back at work.

She went back to work 3 days after having this child!? And who is going to be caring for these children when she is VP? McCain is pretty damned old, not to mention the cancer; he could very well die. Is this who we want for president? Haven't we been through the not very bright and very crazy wing-nut thing for 8 long years already? Palin has no experience; less than no experience in that she is in such a remote area...her level of experience is in no way comparable to Obama's supposed lack of experience; she really, really has no experience except in the way of governing a state with very, very few people. She has had the ability to wield a strong outspoken wingnuttian stance on just about every issue that the rest of the country is too busy trying to pay the rent and juggle some semblence of a life, to take seriously, and the fact that McCain and his team view any part of her bio as a viable political option is just plain scary.

Onward: She has a husband who is part commercial fisherman and part oil field worker, and a history herself as a "maverick" of sorts, who hunts and fishes and is a lifetime NRA member; her bubbly yet carefully crafted delivery of support for the war, guns, and the conservative line, make her an interesting choice for McCain in a field where the PUMAS might actually be crazy enough to vote for a woman, any woman....my god, is it not apparent that Alaska and the life there is not representative of most of the country and that just as McCain is removed from the lives of most Americans to the point that he can't even state what "middle class" means or how many houses he has,what car he drives, this nut is also so far from the main stream as to be...a joke....this is a joke, right?

Sarah Palin is a surprise, and she is surely an all or nothing roll of the dice for a desperate Republican party that is looking towards a convention shown in split screen with hurricane Gustav bearing down on NOLA, in a stark remembrance of the failures of this administration. Even now, the White House is trying to pull Bush from having to appear on that split screen. Clearly this is not what Bush needs for his legacy of failure...Forget the beauty of karma and how the timing of Gustav cries out to the Bushies paybacks-a-bitch boys! Is the gulf prepared for this thing?...its horrifying that all of this time later, the infrastructure questions have not been clearly addressed and flooding has become a huge problem across the country.

I fell pretty strongly that most Americans are disgusted enough on both sides to just vote the knee jerk opposite of what we've had. I cant see this Palin woman going up against Biden in any meaningful way and I look forward to McCain trying to hold his own in a direct debate with Obama. But in reality, most Americans lack the interest, attention span, and mostly time to go much past their morning paper in this. They will vote their pocketbooks and the gas pumps...the war...food prices...and disasters on television. I'm not so sure that polls mean much in this strangest of strange times, but they sure are embraced by the media as a foundation for creating a reality show that could somehow produce ratings. This particular episode is like the Big Brother house when the old guy makes a pact with the sorority sister.

So, with Brillo and Trig, Twig, Twat, and Pipe....Tracks and Willy and the little green sprout....as the shiny-shiny that Mom, (with her obligatory still-working-apparently vagina,) is holding up to distract us from the magnificent speech of Obama, we have to know that it wont last long when its clear that the meat is not there. Mom is viewed as an intellectual lightweight, as is McCain, and up against the democratic ticket they will fail. Remember, most of America views Alaska as a scene from the Cicely Alaska of Northern Exposure. What happens when the scruffy John Corbett character ends up being the scary hairless mouse McCain?

Not to even mention that scandal has rocked her office lately in the form of an aide trying to kick her sister's ex out of his job. That bit of pulpy gossip has legs only in that its personal dirt of the kind that sells rags on the checkout line. Further, her popularity among the sparse voters up there could have something to do with $1200 oil rebates to cover the price of fuel....is she popular? Maybe, if you could even begin to tease all of this out.

So, if this is for us a Dan Quayle moment, minus the sharp intellect of the Q, then I hope to be heading north for the duration...If its just another installation of that wacky DC show, Wingnuttia, then I hope that Ms Palin and all the little Palinettes enjoy their 15 minutes of fame.
Some of us are serious about trying to fix this country; John McCain is certainly not. This nomination proves it beyond a doubt.

c/p RIPCoco

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Blogger Erin O'Brien said...
She's also McCain's second trophy wife.

Blogger O’Hollern said...
Yeah, but she likes Mooseburgers!

Blogger J said...
I've read a couple of Alaskan blogs, one a Republican bloggy friend of mine, one a Democratic bloggy friend of mine, and they both mostly like her. The R more than the D, obviously. But Alaska is a different world, as you say. She is pretty popular up there. Don't know how well that translates in the lower 48. I guess we'll see.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
If only he'd picked Michael Palin ....

Blogger Bob said...
What the National Inquirer uncovered on John Edwards started as muckraking. Larry Craig kept that men's room arrest secret for a long time. Palin has not been seriously vetted. How far would a few McCain staffers look into "love child" rumors in the time they were given? But that stuff is part of the vetting process. Why are we sure Obama's not a secret Muslin? Because so many tried to prove he was one & came up with nothing. Hiding a teen pregnancy is something I can imagine certain kinds of people of certain kinds of beliefs & status doing even in this day & age.

Blogger D. said...
Having already been caught out defending a politician against scurrilous tales in a tabloid that turned out to be true, I am just going to watch this with my air-popped tub of very lightly buttered unsalted popcorn.


1. She made the announcement of her pregnancy when she was seven months along and apparently not showing. In her favor, though, the infant was small (6 lb.).

2. She flew back from Texas to Anchorage, Alaska--and was whisked to the town of Wasilla--to have the baby and was delivered by her family physician. (She stopped briefly in Seattle to be checked.)

3.The daughter in question was off the radar, as it were.

In your average soap opera, not only would it be the daughter's child, but there would be switched babies involved. (My mom has followed the soaps since probably the '40s--I remember hearing radio soaps when I was a kid--so I am aware of the serial traditions of amnesia, switched babies, switched parents, and towns where there are only fifteen people, counting the children.) As this is real life, however, I have to say that while everyone seems to have gone out of the way to provide the fewest possible witnesses, there is no actual reason to suspect conspiracy, and besides, "'Ma! Ma! Where's Grandma?' 'Trying for the White House, ha ha ha!'" was rather lame even in the original version. We may as well accept the baby is hers unless less circumstantial evidence surfaces. And I mean way less circumstantial--documented, non-hearsay evidence. (The daughter going off radar in, say, January, with serious weight gain would still be iffy since pregnancy is not the only possibility there.)

Maybe I should go listen to some Michelle Shocked...

Blogger Bob said...
I'm not inclined to believe the web circumstance, either. But think about an ex-governor here in New Jersey. For years, his closest staffers made sure we heard - unofficially of course - about every Guys Night Out at the local Badda Bing Club he had with pals like Rahway Mayor Jim Kennedy.

Blogger D. said...
Sorry, Bob, you lost me. Did you mean McGreevey? Because I thought the problem there was too many Guys Nights Out.

[Disclosure here: In spite of living in a state Right Next to New Jersey until 1994, all Garden State Governors have kind of blurred into a faceless humanoid. Well, except Christine Todd Whitman and Brendan Byrne.]

Blogger Fran said...
You probably will want to see this post and photo.

Holy crap!

Blogger Melina said...
j. I think that Palin is bound to be popular to her constituents considering that she arranged for $1200 rebates for oil.

Bob. there is no excuse for the mccainiacs to not have vetted her better or at least picked a more reasonable running mate for the old fart. The only reason that the baby thing is an issue is because of Palin's own outspokeness about the issues involved.
If shes gonna talk the talk shes gotta walk the walk....and there is the issue of lies and health insurance fraud.

But the most important issue here is that she is unsuitable for the job on any level. McINsane is old and has been sick. He may not live through the debates much less his first term (which, if it happens will find me perhaps in Canada or Europe;-) ...and there is no way that this wingnut is gonna go out and offend the world like W has...just no way!

This must be a joke, right?

Blogger Bob said...
Melina, I hope & expect that Palin will be vetted with all the resources of the National Enquirer. If they can put so effort into a guy not even running for president anymore, they should do it for someone who probably will be president if McCain gets elected.

Blogger Melina said...
bob, I hate to say it but thank god for the National Enquirer. It may be all we have left...

Blogger J said...
Believe it or not, some people can actually see past the $1200 check. I've gotten three checks from W thus far, and I still hate him.

I think the Republicans there like her because she's not as corrupt as Murkowski was, and the Democrats don't like her much, but they appreciate her relatively open governing style. This is what I have read thus far.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Actually, "Brillo" was facetious speculation on the part of one of my readers, who wondered whether Ms. Palin ever confuses her daughters Bristol and Willow and blends the two names.

Carry on.